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Emirates Post heads-up: Receiving a package now costs 10AED + VAT

So yesterday I went to the post office to collect 2 small packages from Aliexpress. Ended up paying 20+3 AED to receive them. When I asked, they informed me that all packages (even books!) are now charged 10AED + VAT each, apart from documents. I had to wait twice: first to claim the packages, second to pay for their fees and receive them. Thoughts?

Edit: Private / rented PO Box.

Dubai | 👁 859 | Posted March 28, 2018 | Share on Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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20 Comments

Greg_dxb 1 year ago

Just go back from Jumeirah Post office. Received small parcel. Instead regular fee of 5 AED I paid as follows: Public PO Box Fees: 15AED Admin Feed:10 AED Tax: 3.25AED was quite surprised..

ablrockz 1 year ago

Now if thats rented, does anyone know the public PO Box fees?

jony_86 1 year ago

wow hey now

Alexandria1970 1 year ago

That's a good question. I wonder would they just slip it inside the mail box or SMS you to come and pay...

hushfap 1 year ago

What about the untracked, direct in the box itself packages, The China post ordinary mail ones?

problem_me 1 year ago

weird! i just received a book shipped via DHL and they didn't charge me anything. just brought the book and that's it.

ReDevil966 1 year ago

Where's the innovation fee?

Shd777 1 year ago

Ended up paying for 6 packages. Would have been nicer if it was announced a little in advance.

edpanes 1 year ago

and the service fee is worth more than the item i just bought from aliexpress...

almost_dubaid 1 year ago

And if you dont like this, you can leave Dubai.

earthymalt 1 year ago

Tape them all together and create one MASSIVE package!

burksterdxb 1 year ago

I got a call from DHL too, this morning, asking me to pay for VAT for recieving shipment. (Mostly CDs)

Alexandria1970 1 year ago

Consolidate. From now on I will look for Aliexpress sellers who offer ALL the parts I need, to ship everything in one package.

Revert_Von_Needful 1 year ago

10AED here, 5AED there, 12AED over there, 15AED just here, oh don't forget VAT for all these...it just never ends.

Here_I_Am_What_Now 1 year ago

Yeah, I picked something up on my private PO Box and had to shell out something around that.

spaceman3000 1 year ago

Seriously? I'm getting hundreds of packages from AE :/

Jazon-X 1 year ago

Wow, Yesterday? I was just there yesterday and had to pay for two packages as well. It was 11.50 So they found a way to make more money from AE Packages? Postbox is a Private one. Not a Public one.

wazaaaaaaa 1 year ago

missing an essential information: public PO box or rented PO box? If public then it kind of makes sense for the charge, if rented then it's plain stupid charge


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